Zhaoke Zheng


E-Mail: Zhaoke.Zheng@...

Phone: 5410

Room: P921

Research Interests

My research interest focused on: photogenerated charge transfer mechanism at single-particle single-molecule level using time- and space-resolved spectroscopy; development of functional materials for energy and environmental applications; synthesis and morphology control of inorganic nanomaterials; and self- and directed assembly of nanomaterials, surface modification of nanopoarticles. My current research is about light management and improved nanostructured interfaces in organic solar cells.

Curriculum vitae

  • 1985 Born in Shandong, China
  • 2003-2007 B. Sc., Shandong University, China
  • 2007-2012 PhD, Shandong University, China
  • 2012-2013 Postdoc fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2013-2015 JSPS postdoctoral fellow, Osaka University, Japan
  • 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2016-Now Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany


Z. Zheng, and T. Majima, Nanoplasmonic Photoluminescence Spectroscopy at Single-Particle Level: Sensing for Ethanol Oxidation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 2879-2883, 2016

Z. Zheng, Y. Hau Ng, D.-W. Wang, and R. Amal, Epitaxial Growth of Au-Pt-Ni Nanorods for Direct High Selectivity H2O2 Production, Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603662. (Inside Cover), 20

Z. Zheng, T. Tachikawa, and T. Majima, Plasmon-Enhanced Formic Acid Dehydrogenation using Anisotropic Pd-Au Nanorods Studied at Single-Particle Level, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 948-957, 2

Z. Zheng, T. Tachikawa, and T. Majima, Plasmon-induced spatial electron transfer between single Au nanorods and ALD-coated TiO2: dependence on TiO2 thickness, Chem. Commun., 51, 14373-14376, 2015

Z. Zheng, T. Tachikawa, and T. Majima, Single-Particle Study of Pt-Modified Au Nanorods for Plasmon-Enhanced Hydrogen Generation in Visible to Near-Infrared Region, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 6870-6873, 2014

Z. Zheng, W. Xie, Z. S. Lim, L. You, and J. Wang, CdS sensitized 3D hierarchical TiO2/ZnO heterostructure for efficient solar energy conversion, Sci. Rep., 4, 5721, 2014

Z. Zheng, Z. S. Lim, Y. Peng, L. You, L. Chen, and J. Wang, General Route to ZnO Nanorod Arrays on Conducting Substrates at Low Temperature without Seed Layer, Sci. Rep., 3, 2434, 2013

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, X. Meng, J. Wang, S. Wang, Z. Lou, Z. Wang, X. Qin, X. Zhang, and Y. Dai, Metallic zinc- assisted synthesis of Ti3+ self-doped TiO2 with tunable phase composition and visible-light photocatalytic activity, Chem. Comm., 49, 868-870, 2013

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, J. Lu, Z. Wang, X. Qin, X. Zhang, Y. Dai, and M.-H. Whangbo, Hydrogenated titania: synergy of surface modification and morphology improvement for enhanced photocatalytic activity, Chem. Commun. 48, 5733-5735, 2012

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, X. Qin X. Zhang, and Y. Dai, Hierarchical TiO2 Microspheres: Synergetic Effect of {001} and {101} Facets for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity, Chem. Eur. J. 17, 15032-15038, 2

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, X. Qin, X. Zhang, Y. Dai, and M.-H. Whangbo, Facile in Situ Synthesis of Visible-Light Plasmonic Photocatalysts M@TiO2 (M = Au, Pt, Ag) and Evaluation of Their Photocatalytic Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol, J. Mater. Chem. 21, 9079-9087, 2011 (ESI highly cited paper)

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, X. Qin, X. Zhang, and Y. Dai, Strategic Synthesis of Hierarchical TiO2 Microspheres with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 11266-11270, 2010

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, X. Qin, Y. Dai, M. Jiang, P. Wang, and M.-H. Whangbo, Highly Efficient Photocatalyst: TiO2 Microspheres Produced from TiO2 Nanosheets with a High Percentage of Reactive {001} Facets, Chem. Eur. J. 15, 12576-12579, 2009

Z. Zheng, B. Huang, Z. Wang, M. Guo, X. Qin, X. Zhang, P. Wang, and Y. Dai, Chrystal Faces of Cu2O and Their Stabilities in Photocatalytic Reactions, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 14448-14453, 2009 (ESI highly cited paper)